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28/08/2015

Intel’s next frontier: Powering robots

“The robotics industry is on the brink of transformation,” said Krzanich.

Intel missed the mobile revolution, even though it saw it coming. ARM-based chips now power virtually all of the smartphones on the planet–and most of the tablets, too. After years of fighting to get a foothold in mobile, Intel is now seemingly looking past it. The company is placing its bets on the future of IoT and robots.

IoT is going to be a tough sell because the same things that caused Intel to lose in mobile–its chips are too expensive and too power-hungry–are even more of an issue in the IoT world, where devices are often even smaller, more energy-conscious, and more price-sensitive.

However, when it comes to robots, Intel may have a fighting chance. What robots demand is raw computing power, and that’s where Intel shines. Robots are also larger, more expensive, and already demand lots of power, so none of ARM’s advantages over Intel chips come into play.

The other thing that Intel has going for it in robots is that it’s making investments into sensors like its RealSense cameras, which are already showing up in real world products, from the Lenovo Yoga 15 and the Savioke Relay robot that’s being used as a delivery assistant in hotels.

Krzanich said, “We want our devices to behave more like humans.”

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28/08/2015

Hydrogen-powered iPhone 6 lasts a week without recharging

A British company thought to be working closely with Apple has created a hydrogen fuel cell for an iPhone 6 that allows the device to go a week without recharging.

According to reports, Intelligent Energy has created a working iPhone 6 prototype that looks no different from any other iPhone 6 except for tiny vents in the rear that allow imperceptible amounts of water vapor to escape

The prototype contains both a rechargeable battery and its own hydrogen fuel cell, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Hydrogen fuel cells generate energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen; the only emission from the process is water.

Fuel cells supply hydrogen to a negative anode (an electrode through which electrical current flows), releasing electrons. The electrons then flow to a positive cathode (another electrode) to generate electricity. In addition, after releasing electrons, the hydrogen becomes a hydrogen ion moving to positive cathode and bonding with oxygen in the air, forming water.

Hydrogen is the simplest and most common molecule known to exist. Because of that, it is a part of almost every other substance, such as water and hydrocarbons. Hydrogen is also found in biomass, which includes all plants and animals

Intelligent Energy has produced more than 2,000 patents related to fuel cells, which it has used to create batteries for cars and a portable recharger called the Upp. The Upp is a mini-hydrogen fuel cell that charges any USB-compatible mobile device, including smartphones, tablets, portable gaming consoles or digital cameras.

Like any fuel cell, the one in Intelligent Energy’s iPhone requires recharging with hydrogen gas. Intelligent Energy said that could be done through an adapted headphone socket.

Intelligent Energy is now working on a commercial version of the smartphone fuel cell that would be in the form of a small cartridge that fits into the bottom of a phone. The cartridge would supply power for a week and could be discarded after use.

Intelligent Energy’s finance chief, Mark Lawson-Statham, told the Telegraphthat the smartphone fuel cell technology is still a couple of years out from being commercialized.

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25/08/2015

How to Negotiate with Yourself

Erica Ariel Foxis a New York Times bestselling author, a negotiation lecturer at Harvard Law School, and a senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Fox’s essay is featured in The Executive Edge: An Insider’s Guide to Outstanding Leadership, and I’m adapting it here to highlight her research on self-awareness in leadership.

Accessing Your Inner World

Understanding the diverse nature of your inner world takes a lot of work. And business leaders operate in an environment of incredible complexity, uncertainty, and pressure… so they usually don’t have time to study the underpinnings of this inner world. But after advising leaders for 20 years, I know that they can improve their performance by learning to turn inward and negotiate with themselves.

My goal is to make this journey a bit easier for business leaders. I want to equip them with a user-friendly tool to develop self-awareness and, in turn, to take more effective action.

Your Custom Archetypes

Take the notion of archetypes, for example. Archetypes are a simple shorthand way of expressing universal elements of the psyche. For instance, Peter Pan is an archetype. Peter Pan represents the archetype of the eternal child and that little part in us that would like to never grow up.

I’ve found that identifying personal archetypes is a highly valuable exercise for leaders. It requires self-discovery and self-development, and it allows people to access aspects of themselves they may not have used very much before. The best metaphor is a top-level corporate team of executives.

Imagine the roles on a corporate top team. There are:

  • a CEO who holds the vision and sets direction for the future
  • a CFO who analyzes data and manages risk
  • a CHRO who manages people
  • a COO who makes sure everything gets done

At a meeting, these leaders bring differing expertise and priorities. If any of them missed that meeting, the team would make decisions that lacked a perspective vital to the company’s success.

Leveraging Your C-Suite

So just as people on a high-level team bring their opinions and agendas to a meeting, you have a high-level team functioning inside of you. These are your inner negotiators.

The members of your inner team operate in a similar way, bringing their own interests and values to the table. Sometimes they dialogue. Sometimes they get into a screaming match. But you do have these distinct voices, with these unique functions, just like the team that runs your company.

Most leaders start realizing these impulses come from different parts of themselves. Valuable parts of themselves! For a lot of professionals, this is brand new territory, far from what they studied in their MBA program or learned when they trained as an engineer. It’s always inspiring to watch groups of high IQ, quantitative thinkers step into the unknown waters of self-exploration. Naming these four parts of the self makes things concrete where they used to seem too messy.

Using this exercise with thousands of people over the last ten years, I’ve found that if leaders can work nimbly with these four archetypes, then in most business situations they will have what they need to get positive outcomes. That same principle applies in personal life, too.

Fox’s entire essay can be found in The Executive Edge: An Insider’s Guide to Outstanding Leadership. You can also watch my conversation with Erica inLeadership: A Master Class (Getting Beyond Yes).

24/08/2015

إذا إجتمعت هذه الخمس فإستقل فوراً

   

إذا غابت عنك السعادة والطموح والتقدير والجمود وعدم التطور في العمل استقيل فورا، هذا ما يؤكده لك تقرير نشره الموقع الأمريكي elitedaily، فعندما يشكو “كل شغل له مشاكله” عبارة نسمعها كثيرا عندما نشكو لأحد عن مشكلات العمل المستمرة والضغط النفسي والإجهاد، وقد تكون عبارات مهدئة عندما تكون المشكلات التي تعاني منها في العمل قابلة للتفكير والحل يمكن أن تتحملها، ولكن هناك أنواعا من الضغوطات والمضايقات في العمل التي لا يمكن أن تتقبل استمرارها، وفى هذه الحالة من الأفضل لك تقديم الاستقالة والبحث عن عمل آخر يوفر لك الحد الأدنى من الأهداف التي تطمح في تحقيقها.

ورصد الموقع الأمريكي بعض الأشياء التي إذا غابت عن عملك عليك تصعيد الأمر وتقديم الاستقالة.

1- الراحة النفسية: فإذا كنت غير سعيد في عملك هذا الشعور كفيل بأنك تقدم على هذه الخطوة، لأن الشعور بالراحة والأمان وأنت تعمل مهم جدا، لأنه إذا غاب عنك هذا الإحساس ستشعر بأنك مجبر.

2- أن تكون مقبلا على العمل وطموحا: أهم شيء يجب أن تشعر به في مكان عملك هو الطموح المستمر والرغبة في النجاح، فأنت بشر وليس ماكينة عمل.

3- التطور: العمل الذي لا يؤدى في النهاية إلى جعلك شخص أفضل وينمى مهاراتك يجب أن تبتعد عنه فورا.

4- التقدير: إذا كنت تشعر أنك لا تتلقى التقدير اللازم على عملك وتشعر بالإحباط طوال الوقت عليك إعادة التفكير في استمرارك في العمل.

5- الهدف: لا تستمر في عمل لا يوجد لديك فيه هدف واضح تريد تحقيقه.

21/08/2015

SharePoint 2016 Cloud deployment consideration

SharePoint deployments will no longer allow for a stand-alone deployment with SQL Express (even if you’re simply trying to set it up as a quick dev or test server). However, you can still install SharePoint 2016 on a single server with SQL Server installed.

Unlike Exchange, which has steadily reduced the number of server roles you can deploy from five roles in Exchange 2007 and 2010 to three roles in Exchange 2013 to two roles in Exchange 2016 (Mailbox and Edge Transport), SharePoint is going the other way: You can deploy a single server farm or a multiple-server farm where you choose the following roles:

  • Special Load: For third-party services isolation from other services
  • Web Front End: For user requests
  • Search: For search services
  • Application: For back-end jobs (or triggered back-end job requests)
  • Distributed Cache: For load balancing of user requests from the Web Front End role

In addition, there are changes in the authentication options, with Azure Active Directory trusted by default. But SharePoint 2016 will retain backward compatibility for previous authentication methods (Windows Claims, Forms-based, SML, and so forth). Microsoft is apparently moving away from Windows-based identities in favor of claims-based options.

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21/08/2015

جوجل تنفصل عن مشاريعها ضمن مونشوت – ألفابت هولدينغ

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19/08/2015

ماهية مخاطر استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية على الإنترنت و كيفية إحتواؤها أو التقليل من آثارها

يمكن تصنيف مخاطر استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية على الإنترنت إلى ثلاث فئات:

الخطر الأول: هو كيفية إدارة رأس مالك الاجتماعي. بمعنى مع من تريد الاتصال والإرتباط؟

فبسبب عدم وضوح الحدود الفاصلة بين المساحات الشخصية والمهنية، وبين الجماهير الخاصة والعامة، فإنه من الصعب الإجابة بسهولة عن السؤال أعلاه مباشرة. فعلى سبيل المثال، هل يمكن أن يكون زملاء العمل أصدقاءك على الفيسبوك؟

فإذا كان الأمر كذلك، فكيف يمكنك التأكد من أن أصدقاءك لايعيدون نشر الصور أو التعليقات الخاصة بك والتي قد تضر بك مهنيا؟

وأمّا إذا لم يكن كذلك، كيف يمكنك بلباقة رفض طلبات الاتصال من زملائك دون خسارتهم؟

لا ينبغي للمرء أن يفترض هذه الأيام إمكانية بقاء الشؤون الخاصة محصورة بالبيئة الخاصة بك وحدك فقط ولمدة طويلة.

وبالمقابل فإن كشف نفسك أمام الجمهور له مخاطره المتفاقمة.

و كيف يمكنك أن تتأكد من مدى تدرّب ووعي من يطلب التواصل والربط معك؟ وكيف يتمّ الرد على مشاركات غير صحيحة أو مشوبة أو مسيئة؟

نصيحتي هي بناء جمهورك ببطء وتكون انتقائياً حول تكوين زمرة الأصدقاء الخاصة بك.

والخطر الثاني هو حول إدارة رأس مالك الفكري. فعن ماذا يتم التواصل والحديث؟

شركات الاتصالات والإدارات القانونية تميل إلى القلق بشأن الموظفين الذين ينشطون على الانترنت. لأسباب منها القلق من تشويه أو تعكير صورة الشركة وسمعتها؛ وكذلك إحتمالية خرق مبادئ أساسية لأطر العمل أو التنظيم الحكومي.

وأيضاً البعض قلق على الملكية الفكرية: فإنّ فرض القانون يكون صعباً عندما يتعلق الأمر بأفكار طُرحت على الشبكة الاجتماعية.

يأتي في المقام الأول في الإجابة عن هذا التساؤل هو مدى إمكانية الفصل بين الشؤون الشخصية/ المهنية و الخاصة/العامة؟

فمانسبته خمسة وسبعين في المئة من إداريي الموارد البشرية يقولون انهم عندما يجرون البحث عن المرشحين لتوظيفهم عبر الانترنت يصدمون بحكايات عن الموظفين التي يتم فصلهم و الإستغناء عنهم بسبب عدم رضا الإداريين عن محتوى حسابات الفيسبوك والتويتر الخاصة بهم.

ما تقوله عبر الإنترنت مهم و له تأثير على حياتك في المدى القريب والبعيد؟ لا سيما وأنه قد يكون من الصعب جدا تقنياً محو ماكُتب أو قيل و كذلك تجديد البروفايل الشخصي الخاص بك.

فهاك بعض الإرشادات من وضع بعض المبادئ والقواعد والأطر حول المعلومات التي يجب ألا تكشف للعلن. وأن تكون دقيقاً ومنسجماً في طرحك للأفكار ومبنية على مصادر موثوقة على الانترنت وعلى وسائل الإعلام الأخرى.

وتذكر أن أي شيء كنت ترغب في الاحتفاظ به و التأكد من خصوصيته يجب أن لا يتم نشره قطعياً على منصات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية هذه.

والخطر الثالث هو إدارة مدى تطوّرك و إزدياد شعبيتك وكيف يمكنك الحفاظ على الزخم؟.

فإن نجاح الاستراتيجية الخاصة بك من إستخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية يعتمد على و ثوقية مصادر المعلومات الخاصة بك و مدى دقة ونوعية الخبر وأصالته.

وأيضاً كيف يمكنك التأكد من أنك لا تهدر وقتك دون تحقيق الهدف من استخدامك لهذه الوسائل من إيصال أفكارك أو زيادة عدد المتابعين؟

إنه من السهل بمكان التحدث عن كثرة أعداد من يتبعوك على الفيسبوك والتويتر، ولكن الأهم هو معرفة مدى تحقيقك لأهدافك الإستراتيجية من هذا الإستخدام.

و يجب عليك النظر أيضا في الأدوات و البرمجيات الخاصة بالرصد الإعلامي، مثل تنبيهات جوجل وبرنامج تويت-ديك (و كلاهما مجانا). لتقييم ما إذا كان مدى تعلّمك من خلال انخراطك في هذه الأنشطة فعالاً و مفيداً،

و راقب زيادة عدد و نوعية روابط الإتصال بشكل شهري و كذلك إحصاء عددالأفكار و جودتها والتي نتجت من تفاعلك عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية.

إنّ وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية وجدت لتبقى. فالمهم هو مواكبة التطور بتغيير الطريقة التي يجب أن نؤدي بها أعمالنا.

وكيف يتم استغلال هذه الأدوات والوسائل المنخفضة الكلفة بايجابية من قبلنا كموظفين بمختلف المستويات لبناء البصمة التجارية الخاصة بنا، والانخراط في حوارات مع كبار المساهمين و أعضاء مجلس الإدارة، ودوام التعلم من مصادر معلوماتية جديدة و كذلك النظر عن قرب في أهدافنا الشخصية والمهنية، وتحديد من هو الجمهور المستهدف، والموارد الخاصة بنا، و يمكننا اختيار نظم و تطبيقات التواصل الخاصة بنا والتي تساعد على درء أي مخاطر محتملة من هذا الإستخدام.

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18/08/2015

The Risks of an Online Social Media Presence

The risks of using social media can be grouped into three categories.

The first risk is how you manage social capital. With whom do you connect? The boundary between personal and professional spaces, and between private and public audiences, is blurry. For example, should work colleagues be your Facebook friends? If so, how do you ensure that your nonwork friends don’t post pictures or comments that could hurt you professionally? If not, how do you tactfully decline requests to connect? No one should assume that a private social media presence will stay that way. On the flip side, opening yourself up to the public poses its own risks. How do you vet the people with whom you are connecting? How do you respond to inaccurate or abusive posts? My advice is to build your audience slowly and be selective about your contacts.

The second risk is about managing intellectual capital. What do you communicate about? Corporate communications and legal departments tend to worry about employees who are active online. One concern is that the company’s message will be muddied; another is a possible breach of industry guidelines or government regulation. Still another is concern over intellectual property: The law is tricky when it comes to ideas developed on a social network. The personal/professional and public/private divides also come into play. Seventy-five percent of U.S. recruiters and human resources professionals say they research candidates online, and tales of employees fired by bosses who disapproved of their Facebook or blog content are common. What you say online matters, especially because it can be very difficult to erase (at least until the future that Eric Schmidt envisions—the one in which people can start fresh with new profiles at age 21—becomes reality). Set some guidelines about what information you should and should not disclose. Be authentic and consistent across spheres, online and in other media. And remember that anything you want to keep private and maintain control over should not be posted on a social media platform.

The third risk is managing your progress. How do you maintain momentum? The success of your social media strategy will depend on your resources and the quality and authenticity of your message. But how do you ensure you’re not wasting your time? It’s easy to tell how many Facebook friends and Twitter followers you have, but, depending on your goals, you should also consider social media monitoring tools, such as Google Alerts and TweetDeck (both are free) or Radian6 and Fisheye Analytics (both charge a fee). To evaluate whether you’re engaging and learning effectively, keep track of how many useful connections you make each month or the number of ideas you develop as a result of social media interaction.

Social media are here to stay. They are changing the way we do business and how leaders are perceived, from the shop floor to the C-suite. And they give leaders a new, low-cost tool for personal branding, engaging in conversations with stakeholders, and learning from new sources. By looking closely at your goals as a person and a professional, your target audience, and your resources, you can choose the platform that’s right for you and head off any risks

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18/08/2015

Watsonによろしく – واتسون IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries


IBM Watson: Pioneering a New Era of Computing

Three years after its victory on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, IBM Watson has evolved to represent a new era of computing, earning recognition from Frost & Sullivan, which presented IBM Watson with the 2013 North America Award for New Product Innovation, and Gartner Inc., which cites IBM Watson in its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 and predicts that by 2017, 10 percent of computers will be able to learn as Watson does.

Today, Watson is no longer just the world’s most famous game-playing computer. IBM has put Watson to work in various industries. In healthcare, IBM is co-developing an application with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and partnering with WellPoint, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Additionally, IBM has partnered with numerous colleges and universities across the country to teach Watson capabilities and cognitive computing technology to the next generation workforce.

Available now as a cloud service, IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is designed to scale and accelerate discoveries by research teams. It reduces the time needed to test hypotheses and formulate conclusions that can advance their work — from months to days and days to just hours — bringing new levels of speed and precision to research and development.

Building on Watson’s ability to understand nuances in natural language, Watson Discovery Advisor can understand the language of science, such as how chemical compounds interact, making it a uniquely powerful tool for researchers in life sciences and other industries.

Researchers and scientists from leading academic, pharmaceutical and other commercial research centers have begun deploying IBM’s new Watson Discovery Advisor to rapidly analyze and test hypotheses using data in millions of scientific papers available in public databases.

A new scientific research paper is published nearly every 30 seconds, which equals more than a million annually. According to the National Institutes of Health, a typical researcher reads about 23 scientific papers per month, which translates to nearly 300 per year, making it humanly impossible to keep up with the ever-growing body of scientific material available.

In 2013, the top 1,000 research and development companies spent more than $600 billion annually on research alone. Progress can be slow, taking an average of 10 to 15 years for a promising pharmaceutical treatment to progress from the initial research stage into practice. Using Watson Discovery Advisor, researchers can uncover new relationships and recognize unexpected patterns among data that have the potential to significantly improve and accelerate the discovery process in research and science.

“We’re entering an extraordinary age of data-driven discovery,” said Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson Group. “Today’s announcement is a natural extension of Watson’s cognitive computing capability. We’re empowering researchers with a powerful tool which will help increase the impact of investments organizations make in R&D, leading to significant breakthroughs.”

IBM Watson will be supporting:

1- The analysis in New York Genome Center’s clinical study to advance genomic medicine. The clinical study will initially focus on clinical application of genomics to help oncologists deliver DNA-based treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills more than 13,000 Americans each year. Despite tremendous discoveries into the genetic drivers of diseases like cancer over the past decade, big data makes it difficult to translate DNA data into life-saving treatments. Based on results from the clinical study, IBM Watson could soon help scale up the availability of personalized treatment options.

2- Accelerate a medical researcher’s ability to develop life-saving treatments for diseases by synthesizing evidence and removing reliance on serendipity

3- Enhance a financial analyst’s ability to provide proactive advice to clients

4- Improve a lawyer’s merger and acquisition strategy with faster, more comprehensive due diligence and document analysis

5- Accelerate a government analyst’s insight into security, intelligence, border protection and law enforcement and guidance, etc.

6- Create new food recipes. Chefs can use Watson to augment their creativity and expertise and help them discover recipes, learning about the language of cooking and food by reading recipes, statistical, molecular and food pairing theories, hedonic chemistry, as well as regional and cultural knowledge

For more information on IBM Watson, please visit: www.ibmwatson.com

To join the social discussion about Watson, include the hashtag #ibmwatson. Follow Watson onFacebook and see Watson on YouTube and Flickr.

18/08/2015

IoT in Robbery: Thieves Best Practices TBP

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Once Upon a time,  During a robbery incident in China town

1- Change the traditional way of Thinking:

One Thief shouted on people inside the bank “Don’t move the money belongs to the state while your life is yours

All people laid down on the floor gently

And this is called “Concept of change the way of thinking”

2- Focus on what you trained to do:

And When one lady laid on a table Provocatively

Thief shouted on her “Hey understand, This is robbery NOT raping”

And This is called “Professionalism”

3- Experience better than college qualification:

When thieves returned back to their base

The youngest one (Who has master degree in MBA) said to his senior (Who has just passed the 6th grade in school):

“Boss let us count How much money we earned! On the fly, his boss commented “Are you foolish, This is a big amount of money which will take us long time to count, so just be patient, we will get to know When they announce about the robbery on TV”

And this is called “Experience”

4- Turn catastrophe into benefits:

On the other hand after thieves left the bank,

The Bank Chief ordered his branch manager  “hurry, Call the police cops”

But branch manager replied “Just wait a sec sir, before calling the police, let us take 80 Million of bucks for ourselves.

And This is What they call  “Swimming with the current wave”

5- Enjoy makes Job bearable:

The branch manager said: “It will be so brilliant to have one robbery like this every month”

And this is What they call “Killing the routine”

6- Knowledge worths Gold:

Next Day

It came in the news that there was a bank robbery of 100 Million US$,

Once the thieves heard the news, immediately they jumped and started counting the money again and again and OMG!  it is only 20 Million dollars.

They got angry and said ” How come we took all this risk and done dirty work and we got is ONLY 20 Million While the Bank managers got the 80 Million without doing any efforts.

But they concluded that “It seems that to be an educated White collar better than being blue collar worker ”

7- Opportunity Hunting & Risk taking:

The Bank Chief was so happy since he covered all his losses in the stock market with this money and this is What they call “Utilising Opportunities ”

The End

18/08/2015

The era of IT-as-a-roadblock must come to an end right now

As other leaders are growing more aware of technology in the digital age, it is my belief that CIOs need to also invest, immerse in and speak the language of marketing, operations and finance. It is through this cross-pollination of competing skills and professions that an IT leader can have the most impact.

We talk business alignment and business driven priorities but in my experience IT leaders fail at truly understanding these needs and requirements. It is that old order taker-mentality: to some extent not only is there a failure to understand, it appears in many cases it is by design.

Our success is tied to, or should be tied, to delivering more value than a CMO or a COO could by both intimately understanding the problem and the traversing the technology.

If we want to be passive observers of our organizational priorities and marginalize ourselves then we have no right to complain about why we are not given our due share of respect at the executive table.

This attitude both confounds me and infuriates me. Bad leaders shift accountability to others and in so doing also dilute their power base. Good leaders take charge and take on innovation and creativity as a badge to wear everywhere.

We do not have enough good leaders, we do not have enough CIO trend setters that will take a chance for the sake of their business and the sake of themselves and it is ruining it for the rest of us.

If you see a leader or are managed by one that justifies IT-as-a-roadblock by way of process or methodology and promotes the “that isn’t our job mentality” than say something because these leaders are from a bygone era and have no place in modern organizations.

We need to think strategically, act tactically, drive methodically and think technically. If we do this we will provide more value than any other C-level position because we understand what needs to be done, can demonstrate the courage to do it and the experience to do it technically right.

In my view CIOs, if they act properly and integrate themselves within other business disciplines, can easily become the next CEO – not the next doorman.

The Naked CIO is an anonymous technology executive.

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18/08/2015

What is Cloud Computing” with stand-up comedian Jake Johannsen

18/08/2015

The diagram that scares the next generation of banking IT professionals

The next generation of IT professionals in the banking sector will face the same legacy headache as their predecessors

This diagram was picked up at an event recently. It depicts all the individual processing components and their interdependencies in a single mortgage system at a large, full-service retail bank.

Big banks have thousands of systems providing current accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, loans and many more. All of these will have a diagram similar to this associated with them. Some systems at banks are now only understood by a couple of people, and newcomers to IT are not prepared.

But banks must take on this challenge or face threats from more agile competitors targeting specific financial services. So what can they do?

Here are some potential options outlined by a senior banking IT executive:

  • Forget changing systems and try to remove complexity. This is what often happens when the people making the decisions are near retirement or can’t stomach a multi-year, multibillion-pound project.
  • Buy a modern core banking platform off the shelf, get it working, connect it and migrate everything from legacy systems onto it.
  • Acquire one of the growing number of new banks with their state-of-the-art IT, and eventually move the whole bank onto these modern systems, which can be tailored to the bank’s needs.
  • Spend money on a state-of-the-art system and make it pay through acquiring other banks and moving them to the platform.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) could solve complexity issues. For example IPSoft’s AI customer service platform, known as Amelia, can read all instruction manuals and automated fixes and could possibly support legacy transformation.

Jean Louis Bravard, IT outsourcing consultant and former JP Morgan CIO, said: “Nobody has the balls to replace legacy systems at the big banks.” Although RBS has worked out the problem, he said recovering from it will involve painstaking manual work to ensure no mistakes.

Legacy systems can be replaced, but big banks are not taking it on because they are led by people who don’t understand technology. “The root cause of this is that banks are being managed by former traders,” said Bravard. “Under this leadership, no big bank is going to invest huge sums of money over five years with no return on it.”

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16/08/2015

خمسة مواقع أخرى مهمة و مفيدة للإطلاع عليها لغرض التعليم و التدريب

  

 

  

١- موقع تيد TED : تقريبا كل يوم لازم أدخل على تيد، تيد عبارة عن مؤتمر او قاعة محاضرات يحاضر بها أناس مبدعون من كل دول العالم مثل: بيل جيتس (مؤسس شركة Microsoft)، بيل كلينتون، لاري بايج (مؤسس Google) وغيرهم كثير.

الفكرة أن ted يمنحهم 18 دقيقة كحد أقصى لإلقاء أفضل محاضرة في حياتهم..، وتكون فعلا رائعة. وهذا اللينك به كل محاضرات الموقع مترجمة للغة العربية:

https://www.ted.com/talks/browse?language=ar

٣- موقع Udacity او coursera هذا الموقع به كورسات مجانية في كل المجالات والكورسات باللغة الانجليزية، فحاول أن تحسن من لغتك لتتفاعل مع كل محتويات الكورس وحلقات النقاش:

https://www.udacity.com/ . https://www.coursera.org/

٣-موقع رواق: رواق هي منصة تقدم كورسات باللغة العربية في مختلف المجالات، كلها مجانية والتسجيل فيها سهل جدا http://www.rwaq.org/

٤- موقع ويكي هاو هذا الموقع يعلمك أي شيء، الموقع موسوعة عن كيفية عمل أي شيء، ولذلك جميع مقالات ويكي هاو تبدأ بـ «كيف» أو «How to» ما يقرب من 100 ألف مقال في شتي مجالات الحياة، والفيديو لا يتعدى الـ 10 دقائق، يعني ممكن سماعه وانت تقف في انتظار شارة المرور، الموقع متوفر ب 60 لغة منها العربية:

http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

٥- موقع العلوم الحقيقية، والباحثون السوريون الموقعون رائعون، ينشر احدث ما وصل اليه العلم من أبحاث واكتشافات ومقالات مترجمة، بالاضافة لمقالات في أغلب مجالات الحياة (طب – رياضيات – اقتصاد – علم نفس

http://real-sciences.com/

http://www.syr-res.com/

هذه المواقع ستُحدث الفرق في حياة المطلع إن توفرت لديه النية، مقدار العلم الذي ممكن أن يحصله منها يعادل العلم الذي تلقّاه طيلة عمره !

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